Terms and Conditions of Enrolement

Online Registration & Payment

 

 By registering online, I agree that the Credit Card information or Direct Debit banking information provided will be automatically charged for registration of the classes, programs or camps that I have selected. Acceptable methods of payment: Automatic Payment - Visa, MasterCard or Direct Debit. A credit card or banking information must be inputted through the parent portal for dancer to be registered for a class.  Payments and account statements can be tracked and viewed at anytime by you through the Parent Portal.   Cash is not accepted as a form of tuition payment. 

 

That any payments more than 15 days late, no matter the cause, will be subject to a $20.00 late fee/payment

 

That returned Direct Debit will incur a $45 NSF charge payable to PDA by certified cheque, money order, or credit card only and there will be a $10 charge for declined Credit Cards that are not updated within 3 days of contacting.

 

Summer classes/programs/camps: will be charged in full upon registration. 

 

$20 Non-Refundable registration fee per dancer will be processed upon registration. This fee is in addition to your monthly instalments. 

 

**NEW THIS SEASON - ACADEMY (Recreational) Full year programs: First instalment of tuition fees will be charged on Sept 2nd, 2020. Remaining instalments will be processed monthly on the 2nd (Oct, Nov,  Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr) Pay in Full/Lump Sum payments will be available.

 

**NEW THIS SEASON- November 2nd , 2020- Recital Fees- Payment is due. This payment includes a one time fee of $45.00 which includes live steaming video of Recital, T shirt, medal & certificate. Also included in the Recital Fees Payment is as a costume deposit of $80.00 per costume for Pre Dance/Pre School Acro,  and $100.00 per costume for all other Academy Classes.

 

All Recital Fees are non-refundable once costumes have been purchased.

 

8 Weeks Programs(Pre Dance/Parent & Tot) are to be paid in full upon registration. 

 

All Academy Tuition payments for classes that are not taken, due to a studio closure for COVID-19 will be fully refundable or the option to apply the credit to your dancer's account. Tuition that is due will be processed on the method payment on file.

 

COMPANY (Competitive) dancers  please refer to your information package and Company Contract for tuition breakdown.

 

Lump sum payments to your account may be made at anytime through the front desk.

 

Any additional tuition payments will be applied to the last payment.

 

Multiple Class Discounts - Save 10% on your second class, 15% on your third class, and 20% on all subsequent classes. * Can not be applied with any other discounts or offers and does not apply to Pre Dance or Pre School Acro Programs. 

 

PDA reserves the right to make schedule changes, combine classes  or cancel classes with insufficient enrolment if necessary. This is  including but not limited to: Private Lessons, Regular season classes, Summer Dance Camps, Summer Sweat, Acro Intensive and workshops. 

 

PDA reserves the right to make changes to staff at discretion of the Directors.

 

If a class is cancelled within the first month of classes due to enrolment and there is no replacement class that you are able to attend, you will receive a refund less fees pro-rated for classes taken. 

 

Fees for missed classes (illness, vacation, etc) are non-refundable. 

 

Free make-up lessons are available at the dancer's own level or lower.  Please contact us to arrange to attend a make-up lesson.  

 

Students wishing to make a class change must first obtain approval from the Directors.  

 

There are no refunds for cancelled classes due to inclement weather or unforeseen emergencies.  We will email any cancellations or post on our website and social media no later than 2pm on weekdays and 7:30am on weekends. 

Withdrawal Policies & Refunds

Performance Dance Academy of Arts reserves the right to suspend classes from students whose accounts are unpaid or have a balance owing.

 

Should a student wish to discontinue classes for any reason before the end of a session, the studio requires written notification of withdrawal signed by the parent/guardian or adult student.  Tuition fees remain payable until written notice is received and in addition the following fees with be applied:

 

Withdrawal Fees (Pre-Dance & 30 Minute Programs)

$20 non-refundable registration fee, $10.00 Withdraw Fee

 

Withdrawal Fees (All other programs including 8-Week Programs)

$20 non-refundable registration fee, $20 Withdraw Fee, and $10 for each subsequent class.

 

No refunds from February 1st 2021-June 1st 2021 if participating in Recital, with the exception of closure due to a government mandated shutdown.

 

If not participating in recital: 

 

All outstanding tuition/recital fees due from February 1-June 1, must be paid upon withdrawal in addition to the withdrawal fees.    

 

 All outstanding tuition/costume fees due from February 1-June 1, must be paid upon withdrawal in addition to the withdrawal fees.  

 

 If costumes have already been ordered, parents are responsible for full payment of all costumes ordered for their dancer(s). 

Release of Liability

As the legal parent or guardian, I release and hold harmless Performance Dance Academy of Arts, its owners, operators, and staff from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises or any premises under the control and supervision of Performance Dance Academy of Arts, its owners and operators or in route to or from any of said premises.

 

Dancers must meet the minimum age requirements.  Dance instruction requires that the dancers are physically capable of moving, capable of following instructions and communicating.  PDA reserves the right to request that students who do not participate in class, are habitually late or habitually in violation of the dress code or other studio rules, withdraw from the studio.  All dancers must be physically capable to participate without danger to themselves or others.  All dancers must be toilet-trained.  Prohibited are jewelry, chewing gum, perfume/cologne, snacks with peanuts, nuts or nut products, offensive language or innuendo on clothing.  

 

Negative and inappropriate behaviour (deemed by PDA) which can include gossiping, bullying, physical bullying or negative comments will not be tolerated and may result in expulsion with no refund of tuition. 

 

At Performance Dance Academy of Arts our goal is to provide a fun and positive learning environment for children where they can express themselves through the art of dance. We will provide high quality training with educated and experienced teachers. We hope to instill and teach work ethic in our dancers so that they can feel and be proud of their successes.

Dress Code & Annual Recital

All dancers must adhere to dress code in order to participate in classes. If a dancer fails to attend class in required dress code, they may not be permitted to participate in class. Dancers can be asked to observe their class if not properly dressed or groomed.  

 

No refunds to classes that are missed due to improper dress code.  Please review our full Dress Code online here.

 

Performance participation is open to all and is optional.  Last day to opt out for recital participation is November 2nd 2020. 

 

Dancers who do not have dress code shoes or whose accounts are in arrears or whose costume balance is owing will be unable to take their performance costume home until the issues have been satisfactorily resolved. 

 

There are no refunds for ordered costumes or recital tickets ordered through the River Run Centre. 

 

All participants ages 3-8 must provide their own Personal Assistant (babysitter) for both the dress rehearsal and recital performance.

 

In fairness to your classmates, recital participants who miss three consecutive lessons in April and/or May must book private classes to catch up on missed choreography.  Failure to do so may result in forfeiting your performance with no refund of tuition and costume fees.  

 

Poor attendance may result in the forfeiture of performing even when the absences are not consecutive.

 

COVID-19 Policies

As the legal parent or guardian, I agree and will adhere to The Ontario Dance and Performing Arts Studios Workplace Guidelines for Covid-19. Full document is available on our website here.

 

I understand that PDA is adhering to all safety measures and protocols and I understand there are risks associated with COVID-19 while attending classes at PDA  in 20/21 and do not hold PDA responsible.

 

Prior to each class please self assess with the following questions; If the answer to either or both is yes, please refrain from coming to the studio:

  • Did my dancer  have close contact with anyone with acute respiratory Illness or travelled outside of Ontario in the past 14 days?
  • Does my dancer have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

Prior to each class, my dancer will be screened by a PDA employee in regards to how they are feeling and if they have any symptoms.

 

Additionally, I understand that:

 

 If my dancer feels unwell or is sick they will stay home from class. Feeling unwell includes, but is not limited to, respiratory issues (cough, running nose, fever, shortness of breath).

 

My dancer will not enter the studio if  they  have recently travelled outside Canada until after 14 days from travel to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to our staff and students

 

If anyone in my dancer's immediate family or household members are unwell or sick, my dancer will stay home in order to prevent further spread of any illness. 

 

If my dancer falls sick while at the studio or exhibits symptoms while already in the studio, they will be given a mask immediately and then distanced from others until parents can retrieve them. 

 

I understand that other protocols will be in place as outlined in the "Ontario Dance and Performing Arts Studios Guidelines For Covid-19"

 

I understand that procedures and guidelines may change and evolve to fall in line with updated government restrictions.

 

Should PDA be forced to close due to Covid-19 all monthly tuition payments will stop at the date of closure.

 

Any classes not taken after the date of closure that tuition was collected for will be fully refundable in the form of a credit on the account or refund to the same form in which the payment was made.

 

If outstanding tuition is due for classes already taken, it will be processed on the method payment on file so all family accounts are settled up until the time of closure.

 

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Photo/Video Waiver Release

As the legal parent or guardian, I agree to allow and give permission to the Performance Dance Academy of Arts to use any photos or video footage of my child/children (ie. class instruction, rehearsals or performances) for promotional use and purposes, should Performance Dance Academy of Arts choose to do so in regards to the advertising of Performance Dance Academy of Arts.

Confidentiality & Communication

All personal contact  information will remain strictly confidential with Performance Dance Academy of Arts and will not be shared.

 

We require at least one email address on file for each registered family as this is our main form of communication. 

Pre-Authorized Payment Agreement

In supplying my payment information in the Parent Portal, I authorize Performance Dance Academy of Arts, as applicable, to initiate credit card charges or direct debit charges (and/or corrections to previous charges) from my account for dance tuition, costumes, conventions, dance events, etc. and to verify the billing address of my Credit Card with the issuing bank upon my signature. If Performance Dance Academy of Arts is unable to process my payment, I will be responsible for an alternate payment arrangement and any additional processing fees and late fee which results.